Margie Lawson

Changing your Writing World

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Love your Voice

Want to immerse your readers in your story from page one to the end? Want readers eager to read your next book and the next and the next? That’s Voice! For many popular authors creating an engaging, evocative, and enthralling Voice seems effortless. But try to evaluate your own voice? It’s hard to tell what […]

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Deep Editing to Make your Openings Pop

This class is about openings. All your openings, not just the first opening in your book. The opening of your first chapter needs to carry powerful content, and powerful structure and style. The opening of every scene and every chapter needs to hook the reader with content and structure and style too. This course covers: […]

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Can We Talk? Dialogue the Write Way

How to Write Dialogue with a Psychological Punch A proven way to improve any manuscript.  Learn how to craft dialogue that carries power! What You'll Learn Dialogue Challenge Check your manuscript to see if your dialogue has the 11 essential ingredients of great dialogue. Dialogue Flaw Search Weed out the 13 most common dialogue flaws. […]

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Profitable Facebook Ads

This is a masterclass on creating profitable Facebook Ads for authors who want to improve the ROI of their ads. Imagine spending a couple hundred dollars and making back thousands. Or knowing what your income will be month after month after month. Or building the advertising know-how and technical assets to make a viable bestseller […]

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Set Up for Success - Strategic Planning for Authors

Every year, authors tend to lay out a plan of what they hope to achieve. How many books can we write? What kind of income can we expect? But quite often, those goals end up being a lot like starting the gym in January—great for a month or two but fade away as we get […]

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Killing It with Conflict - Intensive

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. Conflict, conflict, conflict builds tension.  We've heard the tension-refrain at conferences, in workshops and in books. We know we must have tension. Tension on every page. So, we wrote stories filled with murders, thefts, lost hope, arguments, sword fights, gun battles, chase scenes.  You name it, we threw all kinds of conflict […]

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Killing It with Conflict

Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. We’ve heard it, we know it, we’ve gotta have it, but too often, agents, editors, critique partners, and editors scream, “Where is the conflict? We need to feel the tension” And worse. “There is no conflict in this story.”  Even now, I hear heads thunking. I hear the cries of, “Why?” and […]

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Upping the Emotion 2-Week Intensive

Laugh and cry—or make your characters do it during this two-week intensive class on Upping Emotion. Learn how details can make a big difference between a scene that falls flat and one that makes the reader fall in love. Hands-on homework with critiques will give students immediate feedback, helping them take the emotion up a […]

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Crazy Easy Social Media for Authors

Tweet like a twit? Facepalm every time you check Facebook? Feel like a pinned bug on Pinterest? What's an author to do with all of the social media opportunities clambering for our attention? Confused by controversy? Troubled by trolls? You'll learn the skills to control your social media presence without losing your mind. Class includes […]

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Diving Deep into Deep Point of View

Let’s Go Deep!! TV, Movies, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, so much information right when we want it, no wonder authors, agents, editors, and readers want the same immediacy from stories. No wonder readers crave Deep Point-of-View. And I mean deep!! No longer willing to sit back, relax, wade through pages of prose and wandering […]

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Maximize Your Crazy Easy Website

You have a website, but what do you do with it? This class teaches you how to super-empower your website. Go beyond the basics and use your website to expand your reach, focus your brand, and build your tribe. Want to blog? Learn to craft a sharable blog post and then track its effectiveness over […]

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It's All About Character, Using Character Themed Words

This course will teach writers how to find and use character-themed words specific to their heroes, heroines, and even villains. Every word in your novel should serve two purposes: to move the plot forward and give greater insight into the characters. Using character-themed words will grab your reader’s attention and hold it throughout the novel. […]

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Publishing Gold: Self-publishing and self-marketing for do-it-yourselfers

This four week session is a fast-paced, in-depth look into the day-to-day work of indie publishing. Wondering if indie publishing is for you? Feeling overwhelmed in the process and lost as to the next step? This class will give you a road map and clear away the mud of misinformation. Wish you had someone who […]

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Defeat Self-Defeating Behaviors

Allow Writing Productivity and Creativity to Soar Need to gain control of your writing life? The time is now. The change is you. BONUS! BONUS! BONUS! You'll get a 40 minute phone, Skype, or Viber session with Margie between January 15 and February 15. You'll focus on making what you learn in this course work […]

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Getting Serious about Writing a Series

Learn the musts of writing a series! In this course, you will design your series bible, create the eleven items it must include (listed below), and learn series-writing tips from award-winning authors, including Bella Andre Romily Bernard Laura Bradford Allison Brennan Diana Cosby Vicky Dreiling Angie Fox Adrienne Giordano Diana Groe Charlotte Hubbard Darynda Jones […]

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Visceral Rules: Beyond Hammering Hearts

This class is all about adding emotion to your scenes. If you have a scene that carries a strong emotional stimulus, you usually need to give your POV character a visceral response. You don’t want to write them in a clichéd way. You want to write them fresh, with just the right amount of power. This […]

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From Blah to Beats: Giving Your Chapters a Pulse

You know the theory, read the books, have taken the classes, but still get critique groups/partners, agents, or editors saying: “Something’s off.” “The chapter doesn’t work.” “The scenes don’t come alive” “The conflict is bland.”  “The story is too small.” And you thunk! Your head your heart, all your hard work. Heck, you’ve poured your […]

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Creative Writing Weapons

Course description coming soon... Tags Level Advanced | All Levels | Beginner | Intermediate Topic Craft Duration month Teacher Koreen Myers

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Crazy Easy Awesome-Author Websites

What if you could have a website that would meet your needs whether you're a beginner or a NYT best selling author?  What if it could be affordable and easy to maintain?  What if you could have someone hold your hand and walk you through the entire process? Welcome to the Crazy Easy Awesome Author Website taught by Lisa Norman (Heart Ally Books and Deleyna's Dynamic […]

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Ta Da! How to put Funny on the Page

Slam your elbow on a table top and you’ll get up close and strip-down, naked personal with the location of your funny bone. Unfortunately, you’ll also discover there’s nothing funny about that instrument of torture. It’s a sensitive little sucker. The funny bone takes joy in creating not laughter but pain. Unless…you’re a comedian. Comedians […]

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